You submitted your resume to us for a job thatís a perfect
fit with your skill set, but we havenít called you and you
want to know why. Well, keep reading for some honest answers
and insight as to how our hiring process works.
Iíve submitted my resume online, so now what?
Your resume will be reviewed within four days by our
Research & Recruiting team. If they see a fit, they will
call *immediately* - in fact, they will probably call you
several times per week and email you also. :)
However (here comes the honest, straightforward part)...
unlike at a doctor's office where 'no news' is usually good
news, with job hunting, 'no news'... is bad news. It
probably means that for some reason, the hiring company is
not interested in your resume.
Iíve got a great resume! Why wouldnít a hiring company be
Well, there are a few reasonsÖ
Okay, but what happens to my resume?
- Many hiring companies 'flip flop' on whether a job is
open, or not. It's not uncommon for a job to be open one
day, and then put 'on hold' a few days later, and then
suddenly open up again the next month. Ridiculous, isn't it?
We find it as frustrating as you do. But again, that's just
how many hiring companies work. And so often, when you don't
hear back from us, it's because the job you applied to has
gone on hold.
- Many hiring companies 'flip flop' on the job description!
For example, when a job first opens, the company may insist
that candidates have a Masters degree. Two weeks later, they
may decide that no degree is necessary. Titles, salary
ranges and even location of the position often change
several times during the hiring process. And often, they
don't notify us of the 'new' job description for days or
weeks until after it happens. As a result, you may never
hear back about the job you applied for because the hiring
company may have changed the requirements in a way that make
it harder for us to introduce you into the process.
- Sometimes, hiring companies just go 'radio silent'. They
stop answering our calls and stop responding to our emails.
When this happens, we have no choice but to wait for a
response. And until we get a response, we can't give you
Remember that we *never* reject your resume. Our clients do.
We *want* to help you find a new job (after all, that's how
we get paid and plus we love helping people! :), but we
can't control what the hiring companies do. If you are not a
match (for whatever reason) to the job that you applied to,
we *will* hang on to your resume and try to match you with
another job that opens up, whether that is days, weeks or
months from when you first sent us your resume.
What we're really trying to convey with this note is how
much we really want to help you. Helping you is how our
business grows. But many of the factors that determine
whether or not you get an interview are simply outside of
our control. And we ask that you forgive us for any
inconvenience you might face during the process. We
apologize in advance if none of our Recruiters gets back to
you about your resume, and ask that you trust our good
intentions to do everything in our power to help you find
your dream job.
With kind regards,
The Recruiters and Partners of
Sterling-Hoffman Life Sciences